Chan Hon Goh
Director – Goh Ballet Academy & Youth Company Canada
Artistic Director – Global Dance Challenge
Prima Ballerina – National Ballet of Canada (1994 - 2009)
With an illustrious stage career of over 20 years as Principal Dancer with the National Ballet of Canada, Ms. Goh is one of the most prolific artists of her generation. Her delicate lyricism and emotional depth personify the essence of numerous lead roles. In 2010 upon retiring from her performing career, Ms. Goh accepted the invitation to become the Director of Goh Ballet to further her passion to inspire dancers of tomorrow, and to provide students with opportunities to train with world-renowned teachers. Extending her reach and always advocating for the arts, Ms. Goh serves as a jury member for several international competitions. She guest instructs and sets choreography for some of the most renowned companies in the world, and, since 2009, has been the Executive Producer of Goh Ballet’s critically acclaimed, The Nutcracker, a holiday tradition in the City of Vancouver.
Ms. Goh is a founding member of Vancouver’s Arts and Culture Policy Council, which assists in giving the creative community a voice. Her accomplishments, with irrepressible devotion to the enhancement of the cultural life of Canada, have garnered several prestigious awards, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the YWCA Women of Distinction Award, the Mandarin Profile Awards, and the New Pioneers Arts Award.